Oct 31, 2012
commented on Less Fancy, More Good
This place is great, and so friendly! We've been there twice with my toddler and unlike some Capitol Hill eateries where they sneer at you for having the audacity to breed, they were super sweet with my girl. And those tortillas are amazing,
Jan 20, 2012
Two Votes One Vote Away from Marriage Equality
Dear Senator Hill,
It is my understanding that you are still undecided on the upcoming vote to provide to all Washingtonians the right to legally marry another consenting adult, regardless of their sexual orientation. I am writing to urge you to vote to pass this bill.
One year ago, I married my husband. Attending our ceremony were more than a few friends and family members who legally could not do the same. My husband and I had a secular ceremony in which we pledged our love, devotion, and respect to each other. Being able to do so honored our relationship and commitment to each in a way that just living together as partners, which we did for 3 years, could not. Six months later, our daughter was born and we chose for me to stay home with her. Because we are a married heterosexual couple, I receive benefits such as health care that are denied to numerous other parents in my position because of their sexual orientation. This hardly seems fair or equal and is just one example of the unfair privilege I am given as a straight person.
I want my daughter to grow up believing that all people are created equal. I want her to see that her family and friends who are gay are given the same respect and rights as her parents. I want her to know that no person, or government, should have the right to oppress any person for something they cannot control, be it race, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. I want her to not only believe, but see it to be true in the way that her fellow Americans, including elected officials, treat each other.
Please help to create such a world for my daughter.
Dec 17, 2010
commented on King County Bans Water Vapor to Protect Us From... What?
Working in the cancer field, I have to say that people don't know what exactly is being emitted because these products have not been submitted to any kind of scientific research. It's likely that they contain chemicals - it's the chemicals in a cigarette that are harmful. E-cigarettes are NOT approved as a nicotine replacement product and their benefit as such has not been proven. Essentially, trusting those who market these products for money is just like trusting any quack who makes huge promises without anything to back it up. There are safe ways to quit and for now, this doesn't appear to be one of them.
Oct 15, 2010
commented on I, Anonymous
Totally understand and agree. I'm a social worker and while I strongly believe in what I do, it is SUPER frustrating to have clients that just continue down a destructive path depite all the help they've been offered. While this doesn't affect the quality of the work I offer or the fact that I generally like what I do, it sometimes makes for a frustrating day. Not to mention the fact that people like teachers, nurses, social workers are often underappreciated by those we do help.
Jun 5, 2010
commented on Cats Are Not Dogs
It's pretty simple. The cat likes to go outside. Without a leash, the cat gets run over. Then the cat definitely isn't a cat and is instead road kill.
Oct 30, 2009
commented on Savage Love
Washington's laws regarding sex with a minor are pretty specific - consent doesn't mean much.
As someone who works for CPS, I can say this: a letter without identfiying information (specifically names and location) of the children isn't going to screen in. However, that doesn't mean it shouldn't be forwarded to law enforcement.
Working with this stuff, if that letter is real, it's clearly sexual abuse - and chronic. Call it what you will "training" is the same as "grooming" and that's exactly what child sexual abusers do.